Meet Our 2019 Fall Student Staff
Fun Fact: I am a competitive figure skater!
Hi! My name is Amy Krimm and I'm a freshman in the college. My interests include art, music, and nature. In my free time, I like to draw, listen to podcasts, and write in my journal.
I am passionate about issues relating to education equality, inclusion and disability rights advocacy, intersectional feminism, and LGBTQ+ rights. In high school, I was very involved with Girl Up, an international organization under the UN Foundation that promotes global gender equality, and hope to use my past experiences with advocacy, discussion facilitation, and communication in my work at Civic House. I participated in PennCORP 2019 and am now involved with Civic House as a Program Assistant and as an Outreach Deputy for Penn Alternate Breaks. I am so excited to be working alongside so many talented and passionate people and I can't wait to see what my first year at Penn holds!
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Major: PPE (Philosophy, Politics, & Economics)
Fun Fact: I could spend an entire day at the art museum.
I am very interested in many issues regarding social justice, especially intersectional feminism. I have organized community events that are dedicated to spreading awareness about pertinent issues that affect us locally and globally; this has been a very rewarding experience for me to not only learn more about these issues myself but see how important it is for other community members to become aware and engaged with their surroundings so that they can spark change themselves.
I hope as a Program Assistant I will be able to help the Civic House further its mission by inspiring Penn students and the surrounding community to actively engage in society and bring about positive social change.
You can reach me at email@example.com.
Hometown: Accra, Ghana, but I was born in New York.
Fun Fact: I am very friendly, love to sing and love to listen to music!
I am very passionate about women empowerment and community service. I recently set up a new club, MOGUL, by Tiffany Pham in my junior year at my High School. I was involved in the Interact Club and served as the Director for Community Services; I volunteered as an ICT teacher to tutor middle school kids in an inner-city public school in Ghana and led the financial committee of the Pamoja Project, an initiative that raised GH¢72,000 (approx. $13,200) to establish a Micro-credit scheme for the female farmers of the Village of Aklamador in Southern Ghana.
I hope to bring more passion, drive and new ideas to the Civic House as the Program Assistant, because I see it as a great joy to help and support people facing social injustices. The skill of initiative-taking, is being able to muster the courage to take active steps to solve an identified problem in one's community (big or small) despite the possible obstacles that may arise.
You can reach me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hometown: Hershey, PA
Fun Fact: Guacamole is my favorite food!
I wanted to get involved at the Civic house because I think it is really important to serve others and the surrounding community. I am really interested in areas of social justice concerning educational inequities, gender equality, criminal justice, and others. Beyond Civic House, I am involved with Penn Dance Marathon and ACTION on Campus.
As a program assistant, I hope to be a friendly face to all who come to Civic House, and to help create a positive, safe space within the house. I truly believe that everyone has a voice and a unique perspective to offer, and I would like my work at the civic house to empower others to find their strengths, and understand how they can use them to benefit others.
You can reach me at email@example.com.
Hometown: Huntersville, NC
Fun fact: I have four sibilings and we all have the same initials
In high school, I was involved in a tutoring program that connected students from my high school with local elementary school students, and I tutored low-income and ESL students at the local library. I was also involved in the organization Watchmen of the Streets, who collected and distributed care packages to homeless communities in Charlotte.
I have developed advanced writing and communicating skills through my experience collaborating with others in different student-led organizations. I also have experience working in graphic design programs like Adobe Photoshop and creating promotional images.
You can reach me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Partner Liaison
(Bio coming soon)
Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA
Major: PPE (Philosophy, Politics, & Economics)
Fun Fact: Few people know this but my favorite sport is tennis.
I was drawn to Civic House because of my interest in learning more about the resources available to students and organizations who engage with the community surrounding Penn's campus.
My past volunteering experiences have allowed me to develop an intimate understanding of the nature of the work involved in civic engagement, which informs my work at the Civic House as a Program Assistant.
You can reach me at: email@example.com
Hometown: The Bronx & South Side MV, NY
Major: History and Sociology
Fun Fact: I think cookie dough is nasty.
I'm interested in social justice issues related to education, environmental justice, criminal justice and mass incarceration.
At Civic House, I do work supporting campus and community relations.I coordinate information coming from Penn's campus and the surrounding Philadelphia community to the applicable people within Civic House. I also assist with space reservations at Civic House and communicate relevant information or opportunities from organizations to our Multimedia Assistant.
You can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Major: Urban Studies (Minors in LALS and Hispanic Studies)
Fun Fact: I have two older brothers and two younger sisters which makes me the perfect middle child.
I have always been civically engaged in my community, and when I came to Philly I knew I wanted to continue that. Working at Civic House has pushed me to think critically about my identity and the way it interacts with new environments/communities. As such, I have worked with amazing organizations like Moder Patshala and Women Employed, always pushing myself to reflect and act in different ways: the beautiful theory of praxis! While I focus on immigrant justice, I am also passionate about workers' rights and solidarity and access to quality food for all.
As a Program Assistant, I hope to create more spaces for community-building at Civic House by planning intentional events for thoughtful discussions, lunches with professors, or low-key gatherings with tea and dessert. I believe that love is essential in putting our best selves forward, and I know that we can create and spread that message here at Civic House by bringing all people into our space.